GYEEDA scandal Mahama pretends to prosecute Abuga Pele - Amidu

Martin Amidu in his article said President John Mahama "pretends to prosecute only those he dislikes like Abuga Pele.

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Former Attorney-General Martin Amidu has accused President John Mahama of running a government that is widely corrupt.

According to Mr Amidu, the president lacks commitment to fight corruption and lead a government of integrity.

In an article to adduce evidence about Mr Mahama’s corrupt tendencies, Amidu said, Mahama "pretends to prosecute only those he dislikes like Abuga Pele, the MP for Paga, and a few others. But he only uses the pretended prosecutions to whip his wayward Party members into line. Heed well, they say past behaviour is a predictor of future behaviour. John Mahama is not a newcomer to the corrupt practice of aiding the looting of the public purse."

Read more: Mahama accused of blowing Gh¢500m on shady firm

Abuga Pele who was the former National Coordinator of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) now GYEEDA was indicted in the GYEEDA scandal for alleged malfeasance and misappropriation of funds.

Abuga Pele and the Chief Executive Officer of Goodwill International Ghana, Philip Assibit are facing trial for their alleged role in the GYEEDA scandal.

Whereas Abuga Pele has been charged with abetment of crime, intentionally misapplying public property and willfully causing financial loss to the state, Philip Assibit is facing charges of defrauding by false pretence and dishonestly causing loss to public property.

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The Auditor-General had cited GYEEDA which falls under the Ministry of Youth & Sports for failing to obtain enough evidence on the capacity and skills of sixteen it engaged before entering into agreement to provide training service valued at GH₵429million to targeted beneficiaries.


In view of the Auditor-General, management’s failure to comply with the Procurement Act led to this anomaly.

But Martin Amidu in his article said President John Mahama "pretends to prosecute only those he dislikes like Abuga Pele.

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He added that President Mahama, as vice president, diverted into private pockets, an amount of $13million which local oil firm E.O. Group agreed to pay to the government of Ghana for the development of the Western Region as part of the Group’s “corporate social responsibility” and as a condition precedent to President John Mills’ signing of the executive consent to permit the Group to assign its $300million shares to Tullow Oil.

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